I ran my third half marathon this summer! The Grand Island Trail Marathon was absolutely amazing and worth the high price tag 😂
It’s a little crazy how I spent the night in Munising – one of my Instagram friends (hi Jane!!!) told me they go to a cabin in the U.P. every year and that she’d let me know when they were going. We were going to hang out for a day and get food and hike or something – you know, the usual internet friend meet up! When my hotel plans fell through the day before I went up, Jane graciously offered me a place to stay in their cabin and it was an absolute blast.
Yep, both of our parents were a little freaked out and slightly mad that we were going to meet someone we met on the internet (“You don’t even know this girl!”). Jane and I both knew it would be fine and a phone call made our parents a little more okay with it. Technology is amazing!
First thing when I drove up to Munising (first big girl trip by myself!) was some ice cream and then a little hike with Jane and her family!
We went to bed a little late and I got about 5 hours of sleep for the race, but sometimes you just gotta have fun 😊
Since the race is on an island, all the participants take a ferry over. It was a little bit of a wait but what can you do!Here is the start line!I ran with my friend Holly for a while but towards the end she went crazy fast while I struggled to keep going 😂
I’m definitely the person that stops during a race for a picture. Especially when you’re 12 miles in and legs are shutting down.This sure was a beautiful sight to see.The finish was GREAT and they had homemade fig newtons, fruit, juice, and energy bites.
After taking the ferry back we got food! Falling Rock Cafe hit the spot after running 13.1 miles.
I also got some ice cream with my friend Calla!
And by the time I was heading for home I was hungry again so I had a picnic by myself. PB&J, egg salad on rye, and a chocolate milk has never tasted so good.